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* Articles / Nursing And The Public And Perceptions By Ademiju Solomon RN by katty: February 21, 2018, 04:19:19 PM
It is a pity that many a creature has no inkling of what Nursing school is all about through their choice of words anf definition of the products from such institutions. Personally it seems that many inhabitants of our present world are not adequately educated on the importance of practical nursing which is taught in our Nursing schools compared to that of the advanced tertiary institutions which seem to lack adequate practical experience of their various courses of study.
These ignorant masses are still the same set of people who could hardly differentiate from a ward attendant to a qualified Nurse on ward. However, there are many advantages of being a school of Nursing graduate which includes high skill practical exposure, good career opportunity and preferred specialization choice after bagging your RN certificate.
A peek to the past would show how products of school of Nursing have performed better in variety of ways both academically and practically. The perspective of viewing Nursing school graduate as more or less a trainee by the public is abysmal and there is urgent need for massive orientation about the value of good practical skills in our noble profession.
Furthermore, a peek at the accolades of our past Nursing leaders have shown that dedication is the watchword of all Nursing school graduate. It is instructive to note that most of the private owned health institution now prefer to train youths with no formal education to practice with them in the hospital because of the fear of paying exorbitantly to a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) certificate holder and this is also killing the motivation of young secondary school leavers in even going to school of Nursing. These secondary school graduates would prefer to sit back at home and learn how to inject and administer drugs without knowing the rationale to taking orders from one medical personnel who owns a private hospital irrespective of what those orders are and allowing their immediate future to be blurred by the mad ambition of their trainer.
Nursing And The Universities
In the light of the foregoing, I think our political leaders in the Nursing profession should also device a means of how the universities in the country will absorb all school of Nursings and prevent prolonged years of study just to obtain the Bachelor of Nursing degree. Technology has given today's denizen of the world, Nigeria inclusive, in which most of our universities are now giving chance for online distance learning but this I presume is also detrimental to the future of our profession, in that the vacuum for practical experience will be left unfilled. Nursing must get back on its feet and measure up to the standard of its other medical profession counterparts.
In conclusion, this piece is a clarion call to all Nursing leaders, Nursing school graduates, private health institution owners and the public at large , our profession is a noble profession that needs to be handled and called with all nobility.
By Ademiju Solomon (RN)
* Articles / Time for Hong Kong to be more receptive to overseas-trained doctors and nurses by katty: February 21, 2018, 01:40:44 PM
The shortage of beds and congestion in the in-patient and accident and emergency departments (A&E) of public hospitals went from bad to worse during the Lunar New Year holiday amid the raging flu outbreak.

In some public hospitals, patients at the A&E units were kept waiting for a minimum of eight hours before getting any treatment.

As Professor Francis Chan Ka-leung, dean of the medical school of the Chinese University, put it on his social media page after he and his students visited one of the public hospitals, the conditions were simply “dreadful”, as temporary beds were all over the place.

The situation has been compounded by the shortage of medical staff. As a result, doctors and nurses in public hospitals are basically being pushed to the breaking point amid the flu epidemic.

Earlier on, the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff (AHKNS) took out a full-page ad in major Chinese newspapers in the city criticizing the government for ignoring the overwhelming workload of nurses in public hospitals.

According to the figures released by the AHKNS, the bed occupancy rate in public hospitals currently stands at a staggering 128 percent, but 85 percent of the patient rooms haven’t been allocated any extra manpower.

To address this concern, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has announced that the government would divert an extra HK$500 million to the Hospital Authority (HA) to hire part-time medical personnel and back-office staffers.

However, as we all know, that extra HK$500 million would, at best, be a quick fix and a drop in the ocean amid the acute staff shortage that has been plaguing our public health care sector for years.

As lawmaker and chairman of the AHKNS Joseph Lee Kok-long has pointed out, the nurse-to-patient ratio in Hong Kong stands at 1:12, compared with the international standard of 1:6.

Over the years, there have been calls for the HA to hire more overseas-trained doctors and nurses in order to ease the staff shortage in our public hospitals, but this has met fierce opposition from the local medical sector.

It is believed that members of the local medical sector are so against the proposal because they fear it might open the floodgates for mainland doctors.

However, as the staff shortage in our public hospitals continues to worsen, perhaps it is time for the HA and the local medical sector to prioritize the interests of patients and keep an open mind about all possible options.

This article appeared in the Hong Kong Economic Journal on Feb 20
* Nursing Jobs / Hamilton Lloyd and Associates Vacancies for Chief Matron by katty: February 21, 2018, 01:30:08 PM
Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client, is a healthcare company head quartered in Port Harcourt. Due to internal expansion; they are looking to hire a qualified candidate to fill the position below:
Position: Chief Matron
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Summary
• The Chief Matron shall be responsible for the direction, organization and strategic planning of the nursing unit within a hospital or other healthcare facility.
• He/she is involved in assessing, evaluating and setting nursing care standards and objectives for the organization.
• In addition to overseeing the operations of the nursing unit, Chief Matron provide leadership and supervision to their direct reports, including nurse managers and the nursing staff.
Job Responsibilities
• Plan the staffing budget and recruitment
• Ensure that nursing care meets regulatory standards
• Review and approve nursing policies and procedures
• Evaluate nursing staff performance
• Collaborate with nursing staff, upper management and external agencies in the coordination of patient care
• Train nursing management staff and coordinate educational programs for patients and their families
• Facilitate meetings with medical staff from other departments
• Ensure that nursing care medical services are meeting patient needs
• Implement quality assurance systems
• Develop new patient care programs
• Man Specification
• A Degree in Nursing.
• Minimum of 15 years' work experience.
• Proven experience as a Chief Matron or relevant role
Required Skills/Abilities:
• Proven ability to manage and evaluate nursing staff
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Proficiency in multi-tasking and handling stressful situations
• Talent for negotiation and collaboration
Application Closing Date
28th February, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: kindly make the subject of the mail the job title.
Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.
* Upcoming Conference / 10th ICN NP/APN Conference to Hold in Rotterdam, Netherlands 2018 by katty: February 21, 2018, 08:53:14 AM
This 10th ICN NP/APN Conference will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 26-29 August 2018. It provides a unique opportunity to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership skills across NP/APN-specialities, cultures and countries.

Theme: Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Nurses Bridging the Gap: Towards Futuristic Healthcare through collaborative practice and leadership.

The ICN NP/APN conferences are renowned as the largest international forums for NP/APNs. The 2014 ICN NP/APN Conference in Helsinki, Finland brought together more than 700 delegates from across the globe exploring the importance of cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation in nursing. In 2016 the ICN NP/APN Conference in Hong Kong welcomed 900 delegates. In 2018 the Rotterdam conference aims to receive 1,200 delegates.

This international conference will attract delegates from Clinical Practice, Research, Education, Health Policy, Leadership and Management. The conference will explore a number of issues including:

Leadership and innovations for new and emerging NPs/APNs models of care
NPs/APNs leadership in transformation of healthcare
The role of NPs/APNs in widening access and equity to healthcare
Impact of NPs/APNs on improving healthcare for patients, organizations and society
Leadership of NPs/APNs in clinical and professional practice
Interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare and leadership role of NPs/APNs
Education and competency development
The conference programme and further information is posted on the conference website which will be updated regularly:
* Articles / When the Nurse Becomes the Patient By Matt Goodman by Idowu Olabode: February 20, 2018, 07:38:13 PM
After Kathleen Shuey was diagnosed with breast cancer, she found that a hospital room looks much different when you lie on the bed.

Nothing that the doctor said surprised Kathleen Shuey. She knew about the likelihood of fatigue from the chemotherapy. She knew about the probable hair loss, about how her urine might turn pinkish red or nuclear orange, about how the flavors of some foods might change. She knew how susceptible she’d be to illness. She is a clinical nurse specialist who determines best practices for procedures like administering drugs. If she’d wanted to, she could have stopped her oncologist right then and there, maybe even finished her sentences.

She knew all the words, but she had never lived them. She could not have known that the fatigue would be so deep that, when sitting in her living room chair, the hallway may as well have been in another state. She couldn’t have known how it would make her feel to look down at her breasts and ponder their fate. She may have known the likelihood of having a reaction to one of the drugs, but she didn’t anticipate the rash that would spread across her neck and down to her chest, a reaction so severe that it delayed surgery. Her temperature once spiked so high that it required admission into the hospital. She found herself in a room where she’d stood hundreds of times. Lying in the bed, it suddenly seemed foreign to her.

The disease that Shuey had dedicated her life to researching and fighting had now come for her, just as it had come for her father and her aunt and her uncle. The lifelong nurse had stage two breast cancer, her doctor told her. The words that she’d mastered for her job now turned on her, each one with sharp, deadly edges.

Shuey, 59, is one of five clinical nurse specialists at Baylor University Medical Center, near downtown Dallas. Her office is on the fifth floor in a building across from the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, one of the most highly regarded oncology providers in the country. Her space—small and unremarkable, most surfaces covered in paperwork—belies her importance to the healthcare system, which has grown to include nearly 50 hospitals in cities as far north as McKinney and as far south as Brenham.

She works with nursing staff and clinicians alike, overseeing projects that gauge the quality of care being provided to hundreds of patients. She stays current on new research and educates her colleagues about drugs that are coming to market. She makes presentations at national conferences on behalf of Baylor and sits on the system’s institutional review board, which approves the institution’s individual studies.

For how far she has come, Shuey fell into healthcare by happenstance. Growing up in San Antonio, she was given a simple choice by her mother: teacher or nurse.

“I said nurse one too many times,” she says.

When she was in the fifth grade, her father was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s incredibly rare. Less than 1 percent of all breast cancer cases occur in men. He died nine years later, just as she was accepted to nursing school. She recalls him waiting for a nurse to visit the family’s home, to show her mother how to administer the painkiller Demerol.

“He died at home,” she says. “We’ve improved a heck of a lot from that time. He was in tremendous pain, waiting for someone to show up and show my mom how to give him shots.”

She found herself gravitating toward oncology in her studies, writing papers on the relationship between nutrition and cancer. She signed up for the first elective course in cancer offered at the University of the Incarnate Word, in her hometown. Upon her graduation, in 1979, she landed interviews at two prominent Houston hospitals. But across the street loomed MD Anderson Cancer Center, perhaps the nation’s most renowned oncology hospital. She called and asked if they were looking for a nurse. They were.

It wasn’t ideal. It was a night gig, and it paid less than the other offers. But it gave her a chance to work directly with the disease that had fascinated her as much as it had challenged her personally.

“The manager came down from one of the units and she said, ‘Well, what type of cancer are you interested in?’ I said, ‘I’m just interested in cancer,’ ” Shuey remembers. “I—young, new, and just out of nursing school—didn’t realize there’s a breast cancer floor. There’s a lymphoma floor. There’s a melanoma floor. Each disease had its own floor.”

Her first job was working with leukemia patients and high-dose chemo treatments. She was there for the second bone marrow transplant ever performed. The patients on her floor would receive chemotherapy while under a protective bubble. She recalls playing cards with one of them. He dealt their hands from behind the barrier. She tried hard not to accidentally cheat. Shuey later moved to the lung cancer floor, where protocol books were stacked up on the floor. Back then, nurses found their own answers to questions.

She stayed in Houston for 13 years, eventually moving to a hospital in New Mexico to be closer to her sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and her newborn niece. She provided care to the large hematology population at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, where she worked her way up to the hospital’s oncology program coordinator. After the kids grew up, she landed a job at US Oncology, in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, where she provided corporate support for managing physician practices.

In 2010, when the job at Baylor opened, it combined her professional experiences. The scale was most similar to MD Anderson, the patients were like those in New Mexico, and she’d have the managerial responsibilities she’d had at US Oncology. What she didn’t anticipate was the strong support system she would wind up needing.

After her diagnosis, in 2015, shuey decided she wouldn’t let the cancer define her. She would not introduce herself as a cancer patient. She would not even bring up her disease unless it was pertinent to the conversation she was having. She was Kathleen. She was not Cancer. She told friends and family, of course, and informed colleagues of her diagnosis only after the rumor mill started going. But her philosophy did not change.

“When I can relate to it, I’ll share it with others. But I don’t want to go in and say, ‘Hi, I have breast cancer, so I’m special,’ ” she says. “I’m me. I’m working a full schedule, doing the things that I was doing before. I just happen to have some health issues I have to follow up on.”

Kelsey Haley learned of Shuey’s cancer during her first week on the job. Haley was hired as a nurse educator for oncology across Baylor Scott & White’s North Texas hospitals. The system, the result of a merger between the Dallas-based Baylor and Temple’s Scott & White, had grown without a point person overseeing oncology education for all of the hospitals and outpatient centers. Shuey found the grant money to hire Haley. On her first week, Haley remembers, Shuey handed her an orientation packet.

“She’s telling me, ‘I put this packet together for you. Here’s what to do. Here’s how to get acclimated to the system,’ ” Haley remembers. “After she explained all that, she said, ‘I feel like I should tell you,’ and then she said she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I was totally taken off guard.”

Shuey continued to downplay her diagnosis. Marygrace Hernandez-Leveille, a close friend and a nurse scientist and nurse practitioner, recalls that Shuey wanted to give a presentation in New Orleans that the two had been working on, even after a biopsy had found cancer. She wanted to hold off for another few days on chemotherapy.

“I said, ‘Kathleen, your health is more important than this,’ ” she says. “I told her, ‘You have to.’ ”

The mammogram and biopsy found the disease in January of 2015. The oncologists wanted to do chemotherapy before surgery, which surprised Shuey. But she trusted her oncologist, and, by February, a catheter was connected to a vein through a port. The toxic chemotherapy drugs flowed in immediately, the Sudafed-red epirubicin, the clear cyclophosphamide, and the fluorouracil. This regimen, known as FEC, brought a fatigue that remained for the full 14 months of treatment—through the chemo, after the surgery, onto radiation. She once drove her sister to the airport and fell asleep in her car for an hour. She’d take meetings on her phone instead of attending in person. Still, she showed up for work. She got her job done.

“I don’t ever want to feel that tired again,” she says.

Shuey, who lives alone, would come to rely on Hernandez-Leveille’s tenacity and generosity. Even if she didn’t want it. When her sister wasn’t in town, it was Hernandez-Leveille who drove Shuey to chemotherapy treatments. It was Hernandez-Leveille who badgered her to go to the hospital when her temperature jumped and her blood pressure plummeted.

“Sometimes,” she says, “you have to be willing to fight with your friend.” She’s referring to a phone call one night, when Shuey complained of the fatigue and noted that she had a fever. Hernandez-Leveille hung up the phone and got into her car. She wouldn’t accept a “no,” and by the time Shuey got to Baylor, her potassium levels were so low that she had to be admitted.

Shuey remembers how the room seemed to swallow her as she lay on the bed. She typically walked into these patient rooms confident and prepared to help or observe. Now she was the one looking up at the ceiling and feeling helpless. She remembers all the times she told the nurses not to put the bedside table too far from the patient; now, when she needed it, the table stood within her reach. When she buzzed the call light for a nurse to come, she was now the one waiting for a response from a place that she could not see. When she could finally get up to walk, she felt grateful for the nonskid socks that she’d always reminded the nurses to give to patients.

“You’re dependent,” Shuey says. “I don’t like being dependent.”

She’d have five more rounds of chemotherapy before the surgery. This time, she drank the Gatorade that she would’ve advised her patients to drink. She wasn’t admitted again.

Patients tend to think of doctors and nurses as invincible totems, impervious to the diseases they treat. They’re not, of course. And they face the same questions that all sick people wrestle with: how do you process your own diagnosis? How does it affect you as you live your life? A chronic disease is a great equalizer. When you’re healthy, you try to be there for others when they need you, maybe push them when they need you to. You offer a hand. Usually that comes back to you when you need one.

Margaret Hubbard, a nurse educator in the operating room, had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer six months before Shuey. Their offices are down the hall from one another, but the disease brought them together. Shuey helped Hubbard understand the chemotherapy drugs; when a doctor had tried to explain them to her, Hubbard said, it sounded like the parents talking on Peanuts: “Wah. Wah-wah-wah.” Hubbard helped Shuey learn what to do after surgery. Her advice helped her avoid lymphedema, where the absence of the lymph nodes creates a fluid buildup and causes an arm or a leg to swell up like a water balloon.

Shuey helped nurse educator Theresa Ivey when her sister was given a surprising diagnosis of leukemia. Ivey recalls Shuey lining up an appointment with a specialist the night of the diagnosis. She sent over reading material that helped Ivey and her family understand what was coming. “That’s the kind of person she is when it comes to the world of oncology,” Ivey says.

When the disease came for her, Shuey didn’t want to ask for help, but she got it from her colleagues and her immediate family. She didn’t want to ask for dinner, or for a ride, or for a day off. Sometimes dinner would just show up. Other times, before a meeting, an attendee with a cough would be asked to take the meeting on the phone from his office. Shuey never knew. One of her warmest memories is the pink-out party, a surprise from her colleagues. Everyone donned pink boas and pink paper scrub tops. Shuey even pulled off her wig. Everyone giggled along with her.

“You’re so often caring for those people,” Ivey says. “But sometimes, you are those people.”

Today, Shuey has finished chemotherapy—three rounds of the FEC and three rounds of another regimen, which required many six-hour days. The surgery, a double mastectomy with the removal of lymph nodes in her right breast, was successful. She got through the radiation and started her hormone treatment. She is now disease-free. Two words that make her happy—as a nurse and a patient.

* News / Exhibit Positive Attitudes, Ambode Charges Nurses by katty: February 20, 2018, 05:16:16 PM
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday urged nurses to exhibit positive attitudes of humility, love, care, patience and sympathy in the performance of their duties.

Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, gave the advice at the 10th Annual Nurses Scientific Conference held by the State Health Service Commission in Lagos.

He said that nursing was basically a care-giving profession, which impacts directly on the lives and wellness of every individual in the society; literally from cradle to grave.

”The role of nurses is critical to the well-being of the nation because everybody will interact with a nurse at some point of their lives.

”There is need for care and attention, and our nurses have a huge role in promoting health, preventing illness, restoring health and alleviating suffering,” the governor said.

Ambode promised that the government would increase its commitment to capacity building, to improve public perception on service delivery of public health institutions.

”We will ensure our public health institutions are capable of providing healthcare and wellness management for the megacity of Lagos, and comparable to global standards,” he said.

Also speaking, wife of the governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, described nursing as a vocation that requires passion, love, care and lifetime humanitarian work to drive adequate healthcare delivery.

She urged nurses in the state to uphold the ethics of the profession for the benefit and good health of the patients.

In his address, Dr Greg Ero, the Chairman of the event, urged the government and private employers of nurses to ensure adequate welfare packages for them to enable them to perform optimally.

Ero said nurses had the most intense interaction with patients, and the wellness of the patient was largely dependent on the nurses.

”Nurses have a very critical role to play in the healthcare delivery system of any nation.

”When the nurses are well taken care of, the health and lives of patients will be highly prioritised, ” he said.

In a remark, Ms Olaide Animashaun, the Director of Nursing Services, Lagos State, said the conference was to help nurses deliberate on issues affecting quality of nursing in the state.(NAN)

Source : Leadership Newspaper
* News / Police accused of attacking protesting unemployed Ghanaian Nurses by katty: February 20, 2018, 02:20:20 PM
Scores of unemployed nurses have accused the police of physical abuse while they picketed the Health ministry demanding jobs.

The unemployed health workers called “Unemployed Nurse Assistants Association 2016” say they were surprised to meet police opposition to their peaceful protest on Monday.

The group said they officially notified the Ghana Police Service and the Health Ministry of their picketing plans slated for February 19 if they remained unposted.

A leader of the group Ibrahim Aremeyaw complained they have not been posted after completing public nursing training institutions in 2016.

According to the group, after writing several letters to the Health Ministry, they get the same reply that, their postings are being processed

…the police commander told us yesterday, [Monday] if we don’t stop and leave, in a short while we will see what will happen to us”, he told Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba, Tuesday morning.

Mr. Aremeyaw further claimed they were beaten and dispersed by the police and some of their members are now on admission at the hospital.

“…we don’t even know where some of them are at the moment because they all ran away yesterday,” he said.
“…they are even afraid to come back here today,” he added.

Meanwhile, another group, “Coalition of Unposted Private Nurses” is at the Ministry to have their data captured and get posted.

Their President, one Fredrick Baah told Joy News most of them completed “as far back as 2012” but have still not be posted.

He said some of them do have some employment with private hospitals but the salary and other conditions of service are not encouraging hence their desire to be enrolled in the government system.

Fredrick Baah
“…after picketing and many follow-ups the Ministry has called us to have our data captured so we can be posted,” he said.

Source : Myjoyonline
* News / 8,000 Unemployed Ghanaian Nurses petition Parliament by katty: February 20, 2018, 02:10:52 PM
Some 8, 000 public nurses and midwives, who completed training in November 2016, but are yet to be employed by government, have stormed Parliament, pleading with the lawmakers, to intervene on their behalf.

It follows failure of the Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman Manu, to heed a directive from President Nana Akufo-Addo last year to ensure that they were recruited.

The leadership of the Ghana Nurse Midwife Trainees’ Association (GNMTA), who presented the petition to Parliament on Thursday February 15, 2018, described their situation as a “public health concern”.

The group said, it was “Unhappy about government’s adamancy to employing the said batch, though they have spent more than a year at home”.

The petition presented to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, had the likes of Majority and Minority Leaders, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu and Haruna Iddrisu, Flagstaff House, among others copied.

The Association, had been assured by President Akufo-Addo of a quick posting and other preferential treatments during a courtesy on him at the Flagstaff House in September 2017, because of their peculiar circumstance. The Health Minister was present at the meeting.

However, the aggrieved nurses and midwives, who were the first batch of nurses and midwives, affected by the Mahama administration’s decision to scrap the nursing training allowance in 2016, are at home.

The Ghana Nurses-Midwife Trainees Association led by their President, Semi-Ulah-Santi, appealed to the August House to take into consideration the lives being lost, as a result of inadequate number of health professionals in many of the health institutions across the across the country and facilitate their posting.

“We are therefore by this petition appealing to parliament to advert their mind to the innocent loss of lives as result of inadequate staffing in our health facilities”.

The Association, also urged the legislators to clearly spell out modalities for recruiting, training and engaging trained nurses and midwives to assuage the anxiety of the backlog of unemployed nurses and midwives, as well as help prospective nurses and midwives to make an informed decision.

The unemployed health professionals in their frustration, implicated the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) for failing to be proactive when it comes to recruitment of nurses and midwife after admitting them into the various training institutions.

“However, both governments are lackadaisical when it comes to the engagement of graduate trained professional nurses and midwives licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana”, the petition said.

It expressed concern about the yearly posting controversies and asked Parliament to direct the Health Ministry to admit and train only the exact professionals it can employ in a year to prevent the many backlogs.

“Ask the Ministry of Health to recruit and train only the quantity of nurses that the sector can immediately engage right after training, just as it is done in the military, police and immigration training institutions in this country to avoid these unengaged trained nurses and midwives metamorphosing into agents of social woes”.

They also pleaded with the law makers to stop the Ministry from implementing it policy, requiring nurses and midwives from applying and attending interviews for a “Job they have already applied, interviewed, trained and licensed for”.

According to the group, the policy, will create avenue for bribery, corruption, nepotism and favouritism, extortion from innocent poor graduate nurses before offering them job, as sometimes recorded in the recruitment processes into the nursing training colleges.

Parliament was also requested to initiate a bill that will allow all qualified and licensed nurses and midwives to establish and operate, a health care unit or facilities such as licensed chemical or pharmaceutical shops without interference once the practitioner has license from the nursing and midwifery council of Ghana and is left at home unemployed and is required by law to renew such license annually.

The Association wants the sector Ministry to reintroduce the policy of nurses staying and working within their regions of training for a minimum of three years before being allowed to take transfer out of such regions to curtail the problem of professionals refusing posting to certain areas in the country.

“This also means that before one applies to a particular school within a region to undergo training as a nurse automatically accepts the condition of working in the same region if so required.

Lastly, GNMTA wants the Ministry of Finance to be proactive in granting clearance for health professionals because the Health Ministry, always blames of delaying the process of clearance.

* Nursing Jobs / Doheney Services Ltd Vacancies for Registered Nurses in Lagos by katty: February 20, 2018, 12:32:10 PM
Doheney Services Ltd is a Human Resource Consulting outfit set up in November 2004. The Firm is a one- stop firm providing specialized and in depth human resource consultancy services across several key industries. Some of the industries we cover include Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Banking & Financial Services, Transport & Logistics, manufacturing, FMCG and Food Industries etc
Position: Registered Nurse
Location: Lagos
* Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
* Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
* Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
* Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
* Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
* Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
* Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
* Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. title:nurse, registered
* Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
* Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
* Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
* At least 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse
* Must have passed IELTS with a score of 7 across all bands or be planning to take the test in April 2018.
Method of Application
Send CV and IELTS result to with Registered Nurse as Subject.
* News / Kenya : Embu contract nurses strike demanding permanent employment by katty: February 20, 2018, 08:33:48 AM
More than 40 nurses employed under contracts in Embu have gone on strike demanding to be employed permanently.

They blamed the county for ignoring them for five years despite recruiting three times.

Most of them are attached to the Embu Level Five Teaching and Referral Hospital.

They said they will stay away from work until the County health department gives them permanent and pensionable terms like the others.

The nurses led by Kayzia Njeru and Harrison Njagi claimed that they had never been considered despite qualifying for the jobs.

"Only a few nurses with the support of clinical officers and doctors were available to attend to patients in the wards," Keyzia said.

They said the department had in 2014 assured them that they would be given priority when job opportunities arise but that has not been happening.

“Employment here is selective. Even as we speak, recruitments for nurses are ongoing. We are watching to see what will happen and we demand that we be considered,” Njeru said.

Njagi claimed that NHIF and NSSF deductions have not been remitted for several months making them unable to access such services.

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